Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimentions (GMOD) Workshop presents
Christopher Roberts, "Singing Games and Play with Elementary Students"
October 11, 2008
8:30 a.m. registration, treat & rummage set-up
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. workshop sessions
Walker Elementary School
900 South 119th St.
West Ellis, WI 53214
Children + play + music = singing games! There is perhaps nothing more playful in music class than singing games. Yet students in the upper elementary grades are going through social and emotional transitions that can make them hard for music teachers to reach: indeed, they are becoming “too cool for school.” Because of this, not all games are successful. What makes a good game for upper elementary students? Where can they be found? Most importantly, can we play some?
Christopher Roberts holds a B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in African History from Swarthmore College. He studied Orff in Las Vegas and Kodaly in Seattle and Calgary, and has given presentations for music educators in ten states. In 2008, his article, “Yes! You Can Help Your Students Sing In-tune!” was published in the Orff Echo. Christopher currently teaches K-5 music in Seattle, and is a doctoral student at the University of Washington.
For details visit: http://www.milwaukeeorff.org/workshops.htm